Chicago, Amy Grant headline next week of Summer Nights series in Layton
Grant is one of three artists performing during the coming week at the Layton series. Iconic rock band Chicago will appear Wednesday, July 13, and country singer Michael Martin Murphey takes the stage July 15.
All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive.
Dubbed “The Queen of Christian Pop,” Grant’s many chart-topping hits include “Every Heartbeat,” “Baby Baby,” “My Father’s Eyes,” “In a Little While,” “El Shaddai” and “That’s What Love Is For.” The singer-songwriter snagged her first recording contract when she was just 16; she was the first artist in Christian music to earn a platinum record, according to her website, and later made a successful crossover into pop music.
Only general admission seating remains. Tickets are $39 for adults and $34 for seniors and children.
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Chicago was formed in 1967 in its namesake city and is in its 49th year of touring. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and is known for such hits as “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Make Me Smile,” “Just You ‘n’ Me” and “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day.”
General admission tickets for this concert are $64 for adults and $59 for seniors and children.
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
Michael Martin Murphey has been performing since the 1960s and has landed at the top of the charts for country, pop, bluegrass and Western music. Some of his well-known songs include “Carolina in the Pines,” “Wildfire” and “Cherokee Fiddle.”
Tickets for his performance are $19 for adults and $16 for seniors and children.
Summer Nights With the Stars runs through Sept. 10 and is sponsored by the Davis Arts Council. Concert-goers may bring their own chairs and blankets for general admission seating or rent chairs for $1 each.
Guests may bring food and drinks or purchase items onsite. Alcohol is not permitted at the public park and coolers are checked as part of security screening.
Tickets may be purchased in advance on the arts council’s website or, if still available, at the venue at 6 p.m.
All concerts begin at 8 p.m.; gates open at 7 p.m. Concert-goers may line up early at the gate but must stay with their chairs; any unattended chairs left to hold places in line will be removed.
Limited parking is available at the venue or guests may park across the street at Layton High School.
Other performers in the Summer Nights series will be:
• July 20 — Styx (sold out)
• July 21 — Marc Cohn
• July 30 — Simply Three and the Lyceum Music Festival Orchestra
• Aug. 5 — The Drifters
• Aug. 15 — Derik Nelson & Family
• Aug. 20 — Collin Raye
• Aug. 27 — Joan Osborne
• Sept. 10 — Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
General admission ticket prices vary by concert and range from $10 to $64. For more information, call the Davis Arts Council at 801-546-8575.